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The Retreat at Waterfall Farm

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Ample Room for Family Comfort; Sleeping and Dining for 12

Privacy on a pristine mountain protected by a conservation easement. Great room with views of fields and mountains. 4.5 bedrooms and 3 full baths for ample comfort for your family or group. Dining seats 12.

More for the kids! Playhouse in the side yard. Stream walking up to the waterfall. Basketball on the basketball court. Games from the game chest.

Deers grazing in the yard. Blueberry picking in season (July). Picnic table near the waterfall with views of three states: NC, VA and TN. Fire pit for campfires. Hiking. No house parties; we keep a quiet night on the mountain. Thanks.

Downstairs: Master bedroom with king and day bed. Master bathroom with walk in closet.

Kitchen bedroom with two twin beds, with full bathroom with tub/shower

Upstairs: The Library at the top of the landing with love seat/sofa and shelves of books.

Step-up bedroom, with private single

Back bedroom with king futon and a set of bunk beds.

Sleeping loft with queen futon (Note: Half bedroom with sloping ceiling; sleeping only, not standing room. Overlooks great room; young children not allowed)

Full bathroom upstairs.

Farm raised mountain trout and home-made maple syrup from Waterfall Farm.

More Details

Amy Arrendell
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Amy Arrendell

I moved to Waterfall Farm in 1978 to chop wood and carry water and raise my two children. In the last 15 years, The Retreat at Waterfall Farm has been a retreat center hosting yoga, quilting, mens and womens, and other groups retreats. Today, The Retreat is open for families and groups wanting a beautiful place in Nature to enjoy life!

Amy Arrendell purchased this chateau / country house in 1978

Why Amy Arrendell chose Warrensville

Waterfall Farm is a working family farm since 1977, originally raising Frasier Firs for Christmas tree, then rare and unusual ornamental trees and shrubbery. Today,Waterfall Farm produces maple syrup and offers trout and catfish. In addition my daughter and her partner produce a line of custom leather tool belts and bags at the Farm.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The view up to the top of the Three Top Ridge is majestic, reminding us that Nature is larger than humans, so we can relax and find our place amidst the green of the mountain and the blue of the sky.

The pristine mountain water cascading over the 40' waterfall flows into the New River, the second oldest river on Earth, second only to the Nile.

To protect this water, this ancient mountain land has been placed in a conservation easement through the New River Conservancy, protecting it forever. Come and enjoy the pristine beauty!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for such a warm and lovely home. It was so nice to be able to enjoy family time in such a wonderful environment!!! Loved the house,the fire pit,and the waterfalls!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Warrensville, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs Master, off The Pine Room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Downstairs: Next to twin room & kitchen
  • Towels are provided. Bring your own paper products, such as toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Downstairs Master: The Pine Room w/ private full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , Upstairs: Step Up bedroom, private single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , Upstairs: The Loft, low ceiling overlooks great room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 bunk bed , Upstairs: Bed box, king futon on the floor. Quiet.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Downstairs bedroom with two twins; sleeps 2
  • Sheets, pillows, blankets and comforters are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
Visit the art galleries in West Jefferson, including the Florence Thomas Art School. Beautiful! Visit Ashe County Cheese , NC's only cheese factory also in West Jefferson. The reknown frescoes by Ben Long are also at the two Eplscopal chapels in Ashe County. For canoeing, call Zaloo's Canoes. Fish fry suppers every other Friday night at Riverview Community Center just 3 miles west on Hwy 88. With local old timey music!


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The Retreat at Waterfall Farm
average rating of 4.893617 based on 49 reviews

We absolutely loved our stay at Waterfall Farm!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place! Our family was so very comfortable with all of Amy's thoughtful touches. We felt so at home in this open peaceful space. We were able to cook all of our meals in the well-stocked kitchen and ate on the lovely back deck. The beds were very comfortable as well! This was a great space to feel connected with nature but still have all the comforts of home (which was important to us as we were traveling with our two small kiddos.) This was such a perfect, peaceful spot for our weekend getaway! Definitely recommended! Thanks, Amy!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were eight good friends (all men in our fifties) looking to get together for two nights over a spring weekend. The Retreat was perfect for us. The kitchen was very well equipped (yes, we cooked) and we were lacking for nothing. The beds and bathrooms were just laid out perfectly for our group. The place was clean and very nicely maintained. We particularly enjoyed the having a fire on both nights. It was wonderful! West Jefferson is a nice little town and we enjoyed a gorgeous April day at the local brewery. Highly recommended.

Amy was incredibly helpful in answering our questions and providing useful guidance both before and during the trip. We hope to be visiting again, perhaps with our spouses, soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin in a beautiful location!

  • 4 of 5

Cabin had everything; hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our grandson has a maple thumb

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for a family retreat with nice easy hikes and our own private waterfall. We were fortunate to be there at the perfect time for sap collection and syrup making. In fact our grandson spent a full day there helping and learning. The family enjoyed the fruits of his labor each morning! Amy and her family were most friendly and accommodating! would have been really nice to have a dishwasher.

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures Amy has for her property don’t do justice to her property.

  • 5 of 5

My family loved it !!!! Got so many beds, bed on the loft is super nice, gas stove is so good if u enjoy cooking. Property is roomy and very well lit up ( big glass windows bring in so much sun inside which we all loved. Wish it was just a little closer to Appalachian ski mountain.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was comfortable, clean and very beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

My entire family had a wonderful time. Our stay was relaxing and enjoyable. There is plenty of hiking to do right on the property. And we spent some time shopping in West Jefferson. There are some nice restaurants in this town. We even went to their holiday bazaar on Friday. Majestic mountains surround you every where. This is a great place to relax and unwind. Thank you for letting us bring our dog she enjoyed herself too. Lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Private, conservation easement protected mountain. Ample room for family comfort. Pristine mountain fields and forests. Hike to the 40' waterfall or up to the top of the Three Top Ridge. Blueberries in season. Picnic tables. See the night time stars.

Just 15 minutes from art galleries and shopping in West Jefferson.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$128.73
Pet Fee AU$128.73
Damage Deposit AU$271.02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.